If you want the best blood pressure machine it will depend on the size and price. There are two kinds of the blood pressure machine the bicep and the wrist blood pressure. You have to ask your doctor about what kind of blood pressure machine that you need especially if you are using it at home. How important using the right blood pressure cuff? A right blood pressure cuff can give an accurate reading when getting your blood pressure because the cuff will measure the flow of your blood in the arteries.
If you are patient in the hospital make sure that before they performed the task they have to sterilize the machine with alcohol and the cuff must be in a proper position to accurate reading and stethoscope.
Keep in mind that taking your blood pressure regularly is necessary especially if you are suffering from high blood pressure or hypertension. To make sure that you have the right blood pressure you need to calibrate the machine especially the cuff part. So when buying your blood pressure machine whether
at the pharmacy or to any clinic you need to check if they can teach you or they know how to calibrate
the machine. In case you have doubts about the result of the blood pressure you have to contact your
doctor right away.
In calibrating your blood pressure machine will give you a correct blood pressure reading but it will
depend on the depleting rate of the blood pressure cuff. If you are using a mercury type of blood pressure
the machine then it operates with a deplete rate of 2 to 5 mm of mercury while pumping the bulb. When
using a medium or large cuff there is no need to calibrate the machine but smaller cuff need to be
calibrated to ensure accurate reading of blood pressure.
Here’s how to calibrate your blood pressure machine:
• Place the blood pressure cuff on your upper arm
• Start the machine and second after you will feel the cuff begin to pump up
• Make sure to watch the display or the reading once the cuff goes down. As you can see in the
machine, once the cuff start going down it, must have a deplete rate of 2-5 mmHg
• If you see that the cuff deplete by 2-5 mmHg it means that the machine has been calibrating
• Once you are done getting the reading you have to turn off the machine
When using a smaller blood pressure cuff you need a screwdriver in order to adjust the screw found in
your blood pressure machine in order to calibrate for the right reading. You can also adjust or calibrate
the blood pressure machine when using a larger cuff. All you need is to adjust the screw clockwise so
that you can increase the deplete rate.
It is important that you know how to calibrate your blood pressure machine especially if you are
alone because you need to have the correct reading of your blood pressure in order to have the right
treatment or medicine for high blood pressure.